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Old 01-28-2015, 03:52 PM   #29
earnest aikidoka
Location: singapore
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 110
Re: Aikido: Striking all along?

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
i was going to mention Ellis Amdur's Taikyoku Aikido video. it's quite interesting with his presentation of atemi hidden in plain sight within aikido practices. the question for the OP is do you recognize it or not? does your aikido practice understand it or not? my aikido practice, through Saotome sensei lineage, is quite flexible in term of what can and cannot.
Hidden atemi? good! how many dojos actually train atemi as a focus rather than as a by the way to the main aikido techniques. I am putting across that atemi should be the main aim of aikido training and throws come from atemi, rather than the other way round.
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